This full seven-semester professional curriculum is for students holding baccalaureate degrees with majors in architecture and with majors other than architecture. The program begins with a series of core studios and courses before students progress into the advanced studio sequence. This 105-credit program leads to a professionally accredited Master of Architecture degree.

Waiver Requirements

Students admitted to the MArch 3 program have the opportunity to waive the following courses:

Building Systems (ARCH 445)
Structures I (ARCH 447A)
Structures II (ARCH 448A)
Architectural History I: Antiquity to Baroque (ARCH 4280)
Architectural History II: Architecture Since 1880 (ARCH 4284)
Environmental Systems I (ARCH 438)
Environmental Systems II (ARCH 439)

The waived courses will be replaced with general elective credits.


Master of Architecture: MArch 3

Note: The requirements below may be revised during the 2017-18 academic year. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date requirements.

Requirements: 105 units

Year 1, Fall Semester:
ARCH 317Architectural Design I (MArch 3)6
ARCH 323AArchitectural Representation I (MArch 3)3
ARCH 339Concepts and Principles of Architecture I3
ARCH 4284Architectural History II: Architecture Since 1880 23
Year 1, Spring Semester:
ARCH 318Architectural Design II (MArch 3)6
ARCH 323BArchitectural Representation II (MArch 3)3
ARCH 4280Architectural History I: Antiquity to Baroque 23
ARCH 438Environmental Systems I 23
Year 2, Fall Semester:
ARCH 419Architectural Design III (MArch 3)6
ARCH 445Building Systems 23
ARCH 447AStructures I 23
History + Theory & Writing Elective3
Year 2, Spring Semester:
ARCH 511Architectural Design V 16
ARCH 439Environmental Systems II 23
ARCH 448AStructures II 23
General Elective3
Year 3, Fall Semester:
ARCH 512Architectural Design VI 16
ARCH 538CAdvanced Building Systems3
History + Theory Elective3
General Elective3
Year 3, Spring Semester:
ARCH 611Architectural Design VII6
ARCH 580Design Thinking: Research and Design Methods3
Urban Issues Elective3
General Elective3
Year 4, Fall Semester:
ARCH 616Degree Project6
ARCH 646Professional Practice I3
General Elective3
General Elective3
Total Units105

One studio must be comprehensive.


May be waived. Any courses waived must be fulfilled as elective credits.

For a list of available courses, please refer to the Courses section of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design in this Bulletin.